CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES - LIBRARIES - BOARD MEMBERS. May 25, 2979.
The term "ex officio," as applied to the holding of an office, is not a term of limitation, merely of qualification, and as ex officio member of any body is one who is a member by virtue of his title to a certain office. Thus, in the absence of any limiting or qualifying language in the relevant statutes, ex officio members of a municipal or regional library board have the same rights, privileges, powers, and duties as members appointed to either board. K.S.A. 12-1218(a), K.S.A. 12-1222, 12-1232.
- Summary quoted from "Library-related Opinions of the Attorney General of the State of Kansas: 1959-1988". Jana Renfro, Administrative Assistant to the State Librarian, Kansas State Library, 1988.